A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

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Tom Long ...
Ben Madigan
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Louise Roncoli
Melissa Madden-Gray ...
Colleen
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John Kriesky
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Chris
Brian Meegan ...
Instructor
Sharin Contini ...
Mrs. Whelan
Thomas Clunie ...
Mr. Whelan
Gael Ballantyne ...
Mrs. Arnold
Barry Latchford ...
Mr. Arnold
Kim Lewis ...
Woman - Child's Mother
Andrew Wholley ...
Man in Wheelchair
Monette Lee ...
Bruised Woman
Michael Denkha ...
Hospital Husband (as Michael Denka)
Sophie Gregg ...
Hospital Wife
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A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

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A delicious look at white collar crime
25 May 2001 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Risk is all about the three principals. Guy Pearce is fast becoming one of Hollywoods coming men, Bryan Brown is one of Hollywoods long standing token Australians, while Claudia Karven is not so well known beyond Australia's shores, but locally is a polished regular of Australian film.

Pearce makes a wonderfully naive 'bleeding heart' whose presence triggers a long standing scheme of Bryan Brown's, fully at home in the archetypal brash Ozzie male. Claudia Karven plays the other half of the scam, bringing with it the naked ambition that any scam needs to be motivated, and ultimately unravel, as well as bringing significant sexual tension to the plot, which is just one aspect of the developing relationship between the three central characters.

The plot itself is nothing new, the combination of spin and setting perhaps is.

It suffers slightly from the 'recognizably Australian' syndrome which plagues some Australian films, with Sydney Harbor, and particularly it's famous bridge squeezed into shot, sometimes for no other reason than to show us, hey this is Sydney!

The direction works for me, the soundtrack is not intrusive, there's a Porsche featured, which always adds to the looks of a film for me, but also the two younger stars show themselves off attractively for the cameras.

But what really drives the film is the clash between Brown's ruthlessness, Karven's ambition, and Pearce's straight man role, all mixed in with a dollop of fear, greed and lust.

See it, you'll enjoy.


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